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Cops and kids create Christmas memories

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Faith is on a mission. The purple and pink, full of glitter Bratz girls are calling her name.

"I think sometimes we take for granted that we can just purchase things," said Deputy Casey Scott. "Some of these kids, they don't get these things unless they come here."

Sioux Falls law enforcement, the Banquet, Sioux Area Metro, and Target are teamed up to put smiles on 100 kids' faces.

"It's one of the most rewarding experiences you can get out here," said Doug Simmons, a Sioux Falls school resource officer. "You can see their eyes light up. You help them get something they might not otherwise have at Christmas."

Each kid gets $50 to spend at Target. But, often times officers reach into their pockets and give a little more.

"This is truly the Christmas spirit because these kids know they're on a shopping spree and almost always they say I want to buy for someone else," said Madeline Shields from the Banquet.

Three-year-old Eric has been eyeing all of the aisles. Finally, he found what he was looking for.  

"The biggest box!"

A new toy and a new friend. Truly a night these kids and these cops will never forget.

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